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Events a new way to tour homes in Clark County

6 a.m. April 17
One combines local food, drink providers

Clark County's new showcase for local builders to present their homes to the curious and to prospective homebuyers comes complete with a kick-off social event focusing on local food and drink.

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Improving mood on economy may boost Clinton

By Margaret Talev, Bloomberg News April 17, 2015 6 a.m.

Hillary Clinton's presidential hopes may be buoyed by a more optimistic feeling about President Barack Obama and the economy seen in a new Bloomberg Politics poll.

Events a new way to tour homes in Clark County

By Gordon Oliver April 17, 2015 6 a.m.

Clark County's new showcase for local builders to present their homes to the curious and to prospective homebuyers comes complete with a kick-off social event focusing on local food and drink.

State seeks comments on draft oil spill plan

By The Columbian April 17, 2015 6 a.m.

The state Department of Ecology, currently updating a contingency plan for responding to an oil spill on the Middle Columbia River, is accepting comments from the public on a recently released draft.

Transportation officials issue oil train safety measures

By JOAN LOWY, Associated Press April 17, 2015 12:23 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Federal transportation officials say they're taking a series of steps to improve the safety of trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids, including an emergency order limiting train speeds to no more than 40 mph in "high impact" urban areas.

Air, hospitality academy lays off workers

By Gordon Oliver and Justin Runquist April 16, 2015 5:43 p.m.

Vancouver's International Air and Hospitality Academy has apparently fallen on challenging times. With declining enrollment, a number of employees were laid off this week at the small career college.

Feds OK employee wellness program incentive plans

By Associated Press April 16, 2015 4:39 p.m.

WASHINGTON — In a victory for business, federal regulators said Thursday that employers can continue to use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs.

Online retailer Etsy surges in trading debut

By Associated Press April 16, 2015 4:16 p.m.

NEW YORK — The place where you can buy handmade dresses and crocheted dog costumes has a new hot seller: its own stock.

Beech-Nut recalls baby food after infant hurt

By Nick Turner and Craig Giammona, Bloomberg News April 16, 2015 4:15 p.m.

NEW YORK — Beech-Nut Nutrition is voluntarily recalling about 1,920 pounds of baby food after an infant was hurt by a small piece of glass inside one of the jars.

Energy Adviser: Idea Fair to focus on storm safety

April 16, 2015 6 a.m.

Load the family in the car and make sure everyone's buckled up for a quick drive to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, where you and your family can enjoy the annual Clark Public Utilities Home and Garden Idea Fair. Held Friday through Sunday, April 24-26, the show is free and venue parking is $6.

Craft site Etsy aims high in today's IPO

By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times April 16, 2015 6 a.m.

Online shopping marketplace Etsy is scheduled to go public today, raising as much as $267 million in the technology industry's third major initial public offering of stock this year.

Arctic drill rig to arrive in Washington on Friday

By The Columbian April 16, 2015 6 a.m.

A drill rig that could be used for oil drilling in the Arctic will arrive in Port Angeles on Friday and remain there for two weeks before it heads to Seattle.

Clark College students to vote on fee hike for rec center

By Trå Friesen and Steven Cooper, for The Columbian April 16, 2015 6 a.m.

Clark College students are voting this week on a proposal to permanently increase student fees to fund a $16.3 million expansion and operation of the college's O'Connell Sports Center. The project would add 27,420 square feet to the existing facility and include new basketball courts, an elevated running track, expanded weight and cardio rooms, student spaces and a new food vendor.

Seattle CEO: $70,000 minimum for workers

By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press April 15, 2015 9:49 p.m.

SEATTLE — A Seattle CEO who announced that he's giving himself a drastic pay cut to help cover the cost of big raises for his employees didn't just make those workers happy.

Clark County man sues Daimler in discrimination case

By Aimee Green, The Oregonian April 15, 2015 8:58 p.m.

Former Daimler engineer says boss called him 'bin Laden,' files $2 million discrimination suit

$15 wage fight expands for low-wage workers

By CANDICE CHOI, Associated Press April 15, 2015 5:12 p.m.

NEW YORK — The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage workers and become more of a social justice movement.

Register for the upcoming Economic Forecast Breakfast on Jan. 22, 2015 at the Vancouver Hilton, and catch a glimpse of the growth and development opportunities that lie ahead for this region. This year's keynote features Ken Fisher, founder and CEO of Fisher Investments in Camas, who will provide his outlook for the local economy.
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